New Dover VA clinic to open later this year

DOVER – A new facility in the former Blue Hen Mall will serve Kent County veterans after it opens later this year. The new Kent County Community Based Outpatient Clinic was announced Wednesday on Veterans Day by U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, D-Del., along with leadership from Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center and […]

Department of Correction suspends in-person visitation

DOVER – Beginning Thursday, in-person visitation is suspended in all of the Department of Correction’s Level V prison and Level IV work release and violation of probation facilities as a precaution to protect inmates and staff from COVID-19, officials announced. This comes as public health officials report rapidly increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 test results […]

Lawsuit regarding religious worship settled

DOVER — Attorneys for a Delaware cleric say they’ve reached a settlement with Gov. John Carney over the coronavirus restrictions he imposed on worship services. The Rev. Christopher Allan Bullock filed a lawsuit in May claiming Carney’s restrictions were unconstitutional and discriminatory. Carney then rescinded many of the restrictions, and his lawyers argued Bullock’s claims […]

Caesar Rodney’s Kevin Fitzgerald named Superintendent of the Year

WYOMING – Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, superintendent of the Caesar Rodney School District, is Delaware’s 2020-2021 Superintendent of the Year. The award, given by the Delaware Association of School Administrators,  is designed to recognize and pay tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead Delaware’s public schools. Dr. Fitzgerald was selected […]

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a […]

Capital educators weigh in, district refines hybrid plans

DOVER — From job protection, to health concerns, to planning time, to preparation — the Capital school board Wednesday heard from educators and administrators about the nuance of this evolving academic year, hoping to close the gap between the “boots on the ground” and those in the district office ahead of Monday’s reopening. “I still […]

Caesar Rodney reviews elementary hybrid start, prepares for middle school return

CAMDEN — With a number of Caesar Rodney School District students back in school for hybrid learning, the administration reported a smooth transition to in-person instruction. “So far, things have been going really well,” said Julie Lavender, principal of Allen Frear Elementary School. “No real issues, just obviously getting the students used to a routine. […]

Goldey-Beacom College to hold hybrid spring semester

WILMINGTON – Goldey-Beacom College is moving ahead with a hybrid schedule for the spring 2021 semester. Official move-in for undergraduate students will take place Jan. 8 to 10. Undergraduate classes will begin the week of Jan. 11. Day classes will operate fully in the classroom while evening classes will be in hybrid format, meeting 50% […]

Additional Sussex Tech staff member and student test positive for COVID-19

GEORGETOWN — Another student and staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 at Sussex Technical School District, following three other positive cases this week, officials said Friday. The district’s campus was already closed for deep cleaning Thursday and Friday after the cases from Tuesday and Wednesday, two concerning staff members and one involving a student.  […]

Sussex Tech staff member tests positive for COVID-19, campus to close for deep cleaning

GEORGETOWN — A second staff member at the Sussex Technical School District has tested positive for COVID-19 this week, the district informed the school community Wednesday. Sussex Tech will be closing campus Thursday and Friday for a deep cleaning, out of an abundance of caution, Dan Shortridge, a spokesman for the district, said in a prepared […]